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Women's Media Center produces original features on important issues by women experts and journalists.  Our reports and commentaries provide progressive women's perspectives on both headline stories and timely events ignored or misrepresented in the mainstream media.  National and international contributors -- widely diverse -- include members of the Women's Media Center Board of Directors, Progressive Women's Voices alumnae, SheSource participants, and many others, all using our platform to influence the global disucssion - and all paid honararia in respect for their writing.  They offer our audience must-know information to move forward making change. 

Reclaiming Legal Abortion as a Fundamental Right

| January 4, 2010

How did we get to the point where denial of abortion funding for poor women has apparently become an acceptable tradeoff in the campaign for health insurance reform? Here, the former president of Catholics for Choice traces the history and tells us why justice demands the immediate repeal of the Hyde Amendment. More »

The Two Sides of Louisa May Alcott

The Two Sides of Louisa May Alcott

| December 23, 2009

A new documentary, to air next week on PBS’s “American Masters,” paints the creator of Little Women and its feminist heroine Jo as a complex personality, caught up in the needs of a difficult family. More »

Will Fundamental Rights or Fundamentalism Prevail in the Health Care Battle?

| December 21, 2009

Shortly after midnight, Senate Democrats amassed the 60 votes necessary to pass a key test for health care legislation, but only after bowing to demands on abortion coverage that threaten women’s health and well-being. More »

Honoring a Friend, Recalling a Battle for Women in Journalism

| December 18, 2009

As newspapers suffer hard times, the alumnae of a classic battle at the New York Times paid tribute to their chronicler. More »

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

| December 17, 2009

Women are bringing the word to negotiators at the climate change conference in Copenhagen that those closest to the damaging effects of global warming point the way toward lessening the risks to the most vulnerable among us. More »

It’s Not a Man’s World or a Woman’s Nation

| October 15, 2009

You’re going to be seeing a multimedia blitz about a new national study of women’s status called The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. Gloria Steinem gives you a preview of this project created by Maria Shriver and a D.C. think tank, and suggests ways you can use it and also judge its success. More »

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

| October 31, 2008

Here, Robin Morgan takes aim at a few “feminists” who have taken to the blogways lately to support John McCain and Sarah Palin. Their reasoning is flawed, says Morgan, to say the least. More »

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

| August 4, 2008

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously confirmed Secretary General BanKi-Moon’s appointment for\the post of UN high commissioner for human rights: the distinguished South African jurist Navanethem (“Navi”) Pillay. Women’s rights activists around the world can celebrate. More »

When the Bush Becomes a “Desert Shrub”

| July 9, 2008

“It doesn’t rain here the way it used to.” That was a Senegalese woman’s observation, included in a new report on climate change released by the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). More »

Blogging While Brown (and Female)

| July 2, 2008

“People consider me the 411 on what goes wrong with black women in America,” says Gina McCauley, founder of www.whataboutourdaughters.blogspot.com. More »